Limitless Cinema in Broken English

August 7, 2008

MENTAL PAIN (Payat Chuenyen, A+++++)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:51 pm

This is my comment in Bioscope webboard:

I just knew from Wisekwai’s blog that Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook won Silpathorn Award this year.


MENTAL PAIN (Payat Chuenyen)

MYSTERY (1988, Teerawat Kanama)

REFLECTION (Amrit Chusuwan)

REFLECTION NO. 19 (Paripan Salyaphongse)

SANAM LUANG (1998, Piya Puangkhunthien)

–I wish I could see these two versions of WAITING FOR GODOT:

1.Susan Sontag’s version in Sarajevo in 1993, during the Bosnian war

“Sontag completely reinvented the play’ and that, ultimately, this Godot ‘wasn’t about life or god or absurdity, it was about this particular siege: a single carrot to eat, shoes that hurt, helpless waiting.”

2.Paul Chan’s version in New Orleans after the city was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

“In the Lower Ninth Ward, where one of the largest black neighborhoods in a mostly black city was all but erased by roof-high water surging through a levee, the intersection of two once-busy streets was the stage.”

“In the Lower Ninth, the surrounding terrain — no lights, no sounds, almost no people — became a character itself. Actors emerged from and vanished into darkness. At the end, Vladimir and Estragon walked off in the direction of the levee that had burst.”


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